Friday, September 18, 2020

Three-week interdisciplinary Karamba3D online course by Karamba3D, November 2-20

Three-week interdisciplinary Karamba3D online course
 November 2-20, 2020
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 
11:00-14:00 CEST
 by Karamba3D hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform

The Karamba3D team invites architects, engineers, and designers to participate in a three-week interdisciplinary course focusing on parametric structures and design. Participants will be asked to develop a designed structural object within the parametric environment of Grasshopper. Led by Clemens Preisinger, Zeynep Aksöz, and Mathew Tam, the course will guide you through a series of tutorials in Karamba3D, design critiques, and review sessions.
What will you achieve by the end of the workshop?
  • Learn the basics of using Karamba3D
  • Design, develop and optimize a structure
  • Set up a parametric structural system using beam elements
  • Create basic animations from Rhino/Grasshopper
  • Create an interactive cloud model

Course outline
The course begins on November 2nd and will last for three weeks. The final session and presentation will be on November 20th.
There are three sessions a week – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – from 11:00-14:00 CEST.

Week 1
  • Introductory lecture
  • Basic setup with a cantilever beam
  • Cross-section optimization with a simply supported beam
  • Parametric truss with joints
  • Grid-shells with eccentricities
  • Develop a concept design
  • Set up a parametric model
  • Initial analysis in Karamba3D

Week 2
  • Loads, load cases, and load combinations
  • Interpreting results
  • Eigenmodes and natural vibrations
  • Second order theory analysis
  • Stability and global buckling analysis
  • Creating simple animations in Grasshopper/Rhino
  • Further development of design ideas and 3D model
  • Detailed analysis in Karamba3D
Week 3
  • Optimization with Galapagos
  • Multiobjective optimization
  • Uploading a model to the cloud
  • Optimization with the final structure
  • Presentation
  • Online exhibition
Course language and requirements
The course will be in English. No prior knowledge of Karamba3D is required for this course. General knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper is highly recommended.

Course fee
Professionals (includes academic staff): 500 EUR +VAT (early bird) | 600 EUR +VAT
Students (max. 10 places): 250 EUR +VAT (early bird) | 300 EUR +VAT
Early bird rates until October 1, 2020. Maximum seats: 20. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled on September 25th.

Karamba3D 1-year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to the participants free of charge.
Participants should have a working license of Rhino. You can download a three-month trial from the Rhino website.


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